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Carlyle's House

Murray Birrell was appointed by the National Trust to project manage the external repairs and redecorations of this listed Georgian house in Chelsea. The house retains much of the original character including furniture and ornaments.

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The house was built in 1708 and was occupied by Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane, from 1834. Thomas Carlyle established the London Library and was a very influential social commentator and historian. His followers included Charles Dickens and John Ruskin.

The works included roofing, brickwork, joinery repairs and decorations and the provision of full scaffolding. All works had to be completed in a short timescale.

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